Snow Crystal Christmas Card

Welcome to Team Stamp Its July Blog Hop! We’re so glad you joined us for Christmas in July! Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to get your creative juices flowing to create your own handmade Christmas cards and projects. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a Confetti Birthday Card Kit.

Snow Crystal Christmas Card

Snow Crystal Christmas Card

For today’s hop, I created a Christmas card using Stampin’ Up!’s Snow Crystal background stamp with sentiments from the Brightest Glow stamp set. Both are available in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. This is also a fun fold — an easel card. This style makes it super fun and easy to display your cards at the holidays (or any other time!).

Here are some measurements to help you get started. 

  • Thick Basic White Base measuring 11 x 4 1/2, scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4
  • Basic White layer measuring 5 1/4 x 4
  • Gray Granite measuring 5 x 3 3/4 and 5 1/4 x 4 embossed with a design from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders (Online Exclusives)
  • Basic White measuring 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Snow Crystal background stamp and sentiments embossed with Silver Embossing Powder
  • Labels Aglow Dies
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

View the video below for step=by-step instructions on creating an easel fun fold. (Please note: I recorded this video last year. Some of the products might be retired. Contact me to get ideas for substitutions. However, it gives you an idea of how an easel card comes together.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Have I inspired you to get crafting?

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Warm Welcome Christmas Card

Warm Welcome Christmas Card

Each week, I try to share what’s going on in my craft room. And, wow, it’s a list! I’m working on Christmas cards for customers and team members, my November Paper Pumpkin kit, tags, projects for class next week, and December’s birthday and thank you cards. In the mix, my sister asked me to create a “we’ve moved” card combined with a Christmas card. And, she needs 40 of them.

The card turned out so cute, I just had to share. Her card used some retired stamping products, so I re-created it with current Stampin’ Up! supplies. 

Warm Welcome Christmas Card

I thought Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new Warm Welcome Bundle would make a great card announcing a new address. Stampin’ Up! released this set early for a special card-making event this fall. It’s still available in the online store. Also, you’ll find it in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. You can begin purchasing paper crafting products from this catalog on January 5, 2023. 


This card uses a bunch of other Stampin’ Up! products, including:

  • Brightest Glow Dies
  • Festive Foils Designer Series Paper
  • Snowflake Vellum 
  • Sweet Candy Canes (sentiment)
  • Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortment
  • Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Classic Matte Dots

Be sure to view the how-to video below to see exactly how this Christmas card comes together.

Click here to see another post featuring a handful of other cards using the Warm Welcome Bundle.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I had a lot of fun making my sister’s cards and then creating my own version. 

Kim, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona

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Celebrate Everything Christmas Card

Celebrate Everything Christmas Card

Looking for a quick and easy card design? Today’s handmade greeting card fits that request perfectly. I was inspired by a swap card I received at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event this last weekend. This layout and design lends itself to all occasions and all Designer Series Paper packages. (Thank you to Donna Johnson for the inspiration.)

Celebrate Everything Christmas Card

Here are some details:

  • Thick Basic White card stock measures 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches and is scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • Shaded Spruce layer measures 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches
  • Basic White piece (5 inches x 3 3/4 inches) embossed with the Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder
  • Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper measures 1 1/2 inches x 3 1/4 inches — two pieces
  • Shaded Spruce layers are cut at 1 3/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches — two pieces
  • Basic White for sentiment is 2 3/8 x 1 inch and Shaded Spruce layer is 2 5/8 inches x 1 1/4 inches
  • Sentiment in Polished Pink from the Framed & Festive Stamp Set
  • Colored Pearl Basic Jewels with Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends

The “falala” sentiment adds a fun and whimsical element to this creation. It comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Framed & Festive stamp set. This set is a special release and is only available through January 4, 2023, or while supplies last.

Stampin' Up! Framed & Festive Stamp Set

Click here to read another post and view additional Christmas card samples using this stamp set.

The video below shows how easy it is to create this card. I also show a variety of cards I received from the recent swap. Prepare to be inspired!


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Happy stamping!

Kim Quade, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona

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Brightest Glow Card Sample

Brightest Glow Card Sample

Getting a new stamp set, bundle, or Designer Series Paper is exciting! It’s fun to rip into the package and start creating immediately. But oftentimes, you’re stumped. Just what are you going to do with the supplies you just purchased? Sometimes you head to Pinterest, and sometimes you use Google to help you find samples. Additionally, get other ideas by participating in a card swap.

That’s just one of the fun activities my team of Kim’s Paper Krafters participates in. (Click here to read about the great Starter Kit special and also discover how to become a member of my team.)

Eighteen people participated in our recent swap. The requirements: use current Stampin’ Up! product to create a holiday themed card. I made the card shown above. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see the other seventeen holiday card samples. You’ll get lots of inspiration for your holiday card making — from fun folds and more.

Brightest Glow Card Sample

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Brightest Glow Bundle. It includes the Brightest Glow Stamp Set and Labels Aglow Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find them on page 33 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.

Other ingredients include Stampin’ Up!’s Festive Foils Designer Series Paper, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, and Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I chose a simple design to make 18 cards in preparation for the swap.

Eighteen Stampin’ Up! Holiday Card Samples Video

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re inspired to start making handmade Christmas cards to send to your friends and family. Tell me know how I can help in your paper crafting journey.

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Kim, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Mesa, Arizona

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Tree Trimmings Dies Card Sample

Tree Trimmings Dies Card Samples

When you’re a crafter, there’s nothing more exciting than creating with brand-new product. During September of 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering six, brand-new die cut sets that coordinate with current sets in both the Annual Catalog and the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Perfect Partners promotion, and it runs through September 30. See the graphic below for a look at the stamp sets and their new coordinating dies.

You’re able to purchase the stamp set separately, the die cuts alone, or both as a bundle (and save 10 percent).


Today, I’m sharing a card created with the Trimming the Tree Bundle. I love the dies. They cut the large tree, create two 3D-like trees, and give lots of options for decorating the tree with garland, stars, ribbons, baubles; there’s even a pot for the tree. And, the labels for the sentiments are unique.

This card also uses:

  • The Lights Aglow 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
  • Gold Foil
  • Wintry 3D Embossing Folder (the evergreen pattern)
  • Large label from Seasonal Labels Dies
  • Coordinating colors include Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Very Vanilla
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels

Click the links below to view two other handmade greeting cards created with this bundle:

Trimming the Tree Christmas Card

Trimming the Tree Sample

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope this card and the additional samples inspire you to get in your craft room and make something fun.

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